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How is load peak current calculated?

The formula is: i = C (dV/dt), where C is the load capacitance, dV is the change in voltage, and dt is the change in time.

For example, if the load capacitance is 50 pF and the voltage rises from 0 to 2000 V in 60 ns, the current during the rising edge will be:

i = C (dV/dt) = (5.0 x 10-11) [(2.0 x 103) / (6.0 x 10-8)] = 1.7 A.

Peak current is supplied by capacitors in the pulser.

  • Saturday, 26 April 2014